Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is a stout advocate of the right to bear arms. As a state senator, he helped win passage of legislation that allows qualified Texans to carry concealed handguns. And the Marine Corps veteran makes no secret about going about armed even when it's against the rules. In an interview this week regarding the National Park Service and its interest in acquiring almost 10,000 acres of state owned land near Big Bend National Park, Patterson said he had a big problem with the Park Service's ban on hunting in its parks and its "unconstitutional prohibition" against going armed into a park.
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